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By Carl Atiya Swanson
Published on Creative Exchange, 10/12/2016.

“I feel like I just got a million dollars worth of advice!” That’s what one artist commented after downloading the Work of Art toolkit.

Since the Work of Art toolkit launched as a free resource in December 2015, it has been downloaded from Creative Exchange almost 2,000 times. It has been used for workshops at art centers in Hawai’i, business consulting in Boston, to support a creative cohort in Albuquerque. Individual artists are using it as an ongoing reference, and schools are including it in their curriculum. As the goal of the toolkit is to create a flexible, adaptable resource, Work of Art is filling a need for professional development support for artists of all disciplines.

There is excitement around the use of the toolkit and its ability to be easily shared, butSpringboard for the Arts has also been delivering the workshop series in and around Minnesota as a direct service for over 15 years. With that history in mind, Springboard recently worked with Bjørn Peterson, Principal at Amplify Strategic Consulting, to begin an investigation about the long term impacts and value of having Work of Art offerings available. A report from the initial steps of this investigation is now available, and can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/WOAReport

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